Two Hitachi Yards Deliver Bulker And Product Carrier

Hitachi Zosen and an affiliated yard recently completed two ships for Liberian owners.

Hitachi's Maizuru yard delivered the 27,916-dwt bulk carrier O Sole Mio to Stellar Shipping Corporation. She is designed to carry grain and/or lumber, as well as heavy cargoes like steel coils. For handling the heavy cargoes, the ship is equipped with five 25-ton deck cranes.

High-tensile steel was used in the construction of the upper deck, the double bottom, and part of the shell plating in order to reduce hull weight.

0 Sole Mio has an overall length of 178.22 meters, beam of 23.10 meters, depth of 14.75 meters, and design draft (full load) of 10.57 meters (about 584.7 by 75.8 by 48.4 by 34.7 feet).

Propulsion is provided by a single Hitachi/B&W model 6L67GFC turbocharged diesel engine with maximum continuous output of 11,200 bhp (8,238 kw). Maximum trial speed was 17.83 knots; service speed fully loaded is 15.1 knots. The vessel is built to American Bureau of Shipping Classification.

The Sedota shipyard of Naikai Zosen, an affiliate of Hitachi, completed the 17,985-dwt product carrier Pranedya Dwitya for Scorpa Pranedya Maritime, Inc. She is the second of two ships built at the Sedota yard for transportation of refined petroleum products between Indonesian ports and harbors.

The vessel has an overall length of 158 meters, beam of 25.8 meters, depth of 10.8 meters, and full-load design draft of 7 meters (about 518.4 by 84.6 by 35.4 by 23 feet). She is classed by Lloyd's Register of Shipping.

A single Hitachi/B&W 7L45- GFC diesel provides main propulsion power. Maximum continuous output is 6,160 bhp (4,531 kw), which gave a maximum trial speed of 14.058 knots.

Tank arrangement conforms to all Convention requirements for segregated ballast oil tankers for the prevention of water pollution.

The interiors of the cargo tanks, including all the fittings inside the tanks, are coated with epoxy resin paint to prevent cargo contamination by rust or paint during voyages.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 21,  Aug 1980

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